Document Type: Regular articles

Authors

1 MSc Student Agricultural Management Department, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

2 Assistant Professor Agricultural Management Department, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this research was analyzing knowledge of women with household jobs agriculture toward innovation management in Masjed Soliman Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran. The population of this study included women with household jobs agriculture in Masjed Soliman Township. The total number of members was 100 people. Due to the low number of population, census methods were used to collect data. Questionnaire reliability was estimated by calculating Cronbach’s alpha and it was appropriate for this study. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). To reach the research objectives, appropriate statistical procedures for description were used. Data analysis was carried out through data description and data inferential analysis. The results of research showed the correlation between level of education, creativity, social participation, attitude toward innovation management, income and knowledge toward innovation management was significant. Therefore, we can conclude that woman with high level of education, creativity, social participation, attitude toward innovation management, income had high knowledge toward innovation management. The result of regression analysis by stepwise method indicated level of education, creativity, social participation, attitude toward innovation management and income may well explain for 64.6% changes (R2 = 0.646) in knowledge of women with household jobs agriculture about innovation management.

Keywords

1) Boehlje, M., Bröring, S and Roucan-Kane, M. (2009). innovation in the food and agricultural industries: a complex adaptive system. Working Paper #09-19 December 2009, Dept. of Agricultural Economics Purdue University.
2) European Commission. (2004). Innovation management and the knowledge-driven economy. European commission. Directorate-general for enterprise. Retrieved from http:cordis.europa.eu/pub/innovation-policy/ studies/ studies _innovation_management _final_report.pdf
3) Hazarika, H., & Alwang, J. (2003). Access to Credit, Plot Size and Cost Inefficiency Among Smallholder Tobacco Cultivators in Malawi. Agricultural Economics. 29 (1), 99-109.

4) IICA (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture). (2014). Innovation in agriculture: a key process for sustainable development. Retrieved from http:// argus. iica. ac.cr/Esp/Programas/Innovacion/Documentos%20de%20Tecnologa%20e%20Innovation/Innovation_PP_En.pdf
5) Knowler, D., & Bradshaw, B. (2007). Farmer’s Adoption of Conservation Agriculture: A Reviw and Synthesis of Recent Research. Food Policy. 32, 25-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol. 2006.01.003
6) Lapar, M. L. A., & Ehui, S. K. (2004). Factors Affecting Adoption of Dual-Purpose Forage in the Philippine uplands. Agriculture Systems. 81, 95-114. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2003.09.003,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2003.09.003
7) Nepal, R., & Thapa, G. B. (2009). Determinants of Agricultural Commercialization and Mechanization in the Hinterland of a City in Nepal. Applied Geography. 29, 377-389. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.12.002,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.12.002
8) Nwaiwu, I. U., Obasi, P. C., Orebiyi, J. S., Ibekwe, U. C., Korie, O. C., Henri-Ukoha, A., Amaechi, E. C. C., & Osuagwu, C. O. (2012). Comparative analysis of productivity of Cassava based crop mixture under modern and indigenous technologies in Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology, 2(1), 17-21.
9) Ommani, A. R. (2011). Assessment of farmers' knowledge regarding innovation management in farming cooperatives in Shoushtar Township, Iran. Journal of American Science,7(1):321-324.
10) Paudel, G. S., & Thapa, G. B. (2004). Impact of Social, Institutional and Ecological Factors on Land Management Practices in Mountain Watersheds of Nepal. Applied Geography. 24, 35-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2003.08.011
11) Pingali, P. L., & Rosegrant, M. W. (1995). Agricultural Commercialization and Diversification: Processes and Policies. Food Policy. 20, 171-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2003.08.011
12) Schultz, T. W. (1964). Transforming traditional agriculture. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
13) Sunding, D., & Zilberman, D. (2001). The agricultural innovation process: research and technology adoption in a changing agricultural sector. Handbook of Agricultural Economics, 1, 207-261.
14) Weitz, R., David, P., & Levia, A. (1976). New settlements and employment. Rehovet: Settlement Study Center.